It may be spring, but there’s a good chance that many Americans won’t get to appreciate it this weekend. All too many of us are likely putting the finishing touches on our federal and state income taxes, gathering all the paperwork pertaining to our charitable contributions, IRA distributions and employment income so that we can file our returns by April 15.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., whose office estimates that the average American spends 11 hours and about $200 on tax preparation, would like you to know it doesn’t need to be this way. She’s now reintroducing her Tax Filing Simplification Act, which she first introduced in 2016. The legislation, should it ever come to pass, would essentially free many Americans from the time-consuming and costly ritual, while making it less costly for others. And that’s not all. On Thursday, Warren debuted another proposal, the Real…

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